ROME, N.Y- As upstate finished digging out from the snow, the area shifting its attention to the frigid temperatures rolling in.
The Rome Rescue mission, prepared for whoever needs their help.
"We have plenty of room in our shelter for people to come in. And we actually encourage that, particularly now because the wind chill is going to be subzero weather if you have minus 20 temperatures, people will die from that." said Executive Director Matt Miller
As soon as word got out about the impending arrival of the snow storm, the mission began to preparing donations such as coats, socks, and food. The goal, to get people in to collect what they need before the storm hits.
The mission throughout the year canvases the area, looking for people in need of help. They also rely on the community's help in identifying people that may need a place to stay.
"Its not just in the winter time, we're out there in the spring, summer canvasing the area. We get a lot of reports from our donors and just the community in general And say they saw someone under a bridge, we will go investigate that. Because people often times that are homeless aren't necessarily the first to come to a soup kitchen or a non-profit and sometimes, they don't even know that services are available." said Miller
If you know of someone that may be in need of a place to stay, you are encouraged to contact the Rome Rescue Mission at (315)-337-2516.